How To Register Software Without An Internet Connection
To copy-protect software we use a mechanism that requires a user enter a license key and activation email address, which are then validated by a license server in the clouds. This requires your machine to have an Internet connection. But what if you need to install the software on a machine that does NOT have an Internet connection? This can be done, and the procedure below describes how. However, at some point you will need a second machine that does have an Internet connection in order to (a) download the software installation program; and (b) communicate with us via email.
1. From the machine with the Internet connection, download the installation program. For example, here are some useful download links:
Touchstone (Standard) Executable
Clear Waves Executable
Clear Waves (for RackPRO) Executable
2. Copy the installation program to a USB thumb drive.
3. Using the USB thumb drive, run the installation program on the machine that does not have an Internet connection.
4. When the installation is complete, navigate to the installation folder and run the utility program TestMachineID.exe. This program retrieves and displays your Windows’ machine unique identification number (e.g. as shown below).
5. Using Windows’ Notepad program, copy/paste the machine ID to a text file and save the text file to the USB thumb drive. Then, send us that text file — i.e. from your machine with the Internet connection.
6. Using this machine ID we will compute a new license key and return that to you via email. When you receive the license key, then copy it to the USB thumb drive for use on the machine without the Internet connection.
7. From the machine where the software was installed (and which does not have an Internet connection), now launch the application program. When it prompts for a license key use the one we just sent.